Pale Rider

Pale Rider

By Clint Eastwood

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1985-10-03
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 740 Ratings


Superstar boxoffice champ and Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") is back in the saddle again in one of the biggest hits of 1985. In the tradition of "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Eastwood stars as the nameless stranger who saves a California gold-rush community from a merciless mining tycoon. An action-packed adventure climaxing in one of the most exciting showdowns ever filmed. Co-starring Emmy Award-winners Michael Moriarty ("Law & Order") and Richard Dysart ("L.A. Law"), Christopher Penn ("Mulholland Falls") and Carrie Snodgress ("Diary of a Mad Housewife").




  • Retelling of High Plains Drifter

    By city_girl
    This movie is just a retelling of High Plains Drifter in a different setting. Clint, the avenging Preacher ghost, has been shot in the back by the bad guys instead of being whipped to death as in High Plains Drifter. High Plains Drifter is the better movie and one that I continue to enjoy each time I watch it. High Plains Drifter is much better written and directed than this knock off.
  • Excellent!!!

    By Mackey Sasser
    What a classic. Some of Eastwood's best work.
  • Second best western by Clint Eastwood

    By kropeczkaAVP
    I love this film. It is one of the best. Just behind Outlaw J. Wales which I think is the best film by Eastwood ever. If you have not sean it do not think buy it !!!! Now
  • ehh. slow, poorly written and a little boring

    By joshua is my tree
    im a big clint eastwood and western fan, but this movie is for an audience of 65 years of age and up. it's incredibly slow and the story is weak and predictable to a degree of boredom. you will thank me later.
  • Mr. Eastwood, if you please.

    By ATLRod
    An all-time great film. In my personal top ten. I am an avid film buff since growing up in a small Alabama town with nothing but great little theaters in the downtown area. Very early on Clint Eastwood stood out and became a favorite of mine. In the 80's I took Fridays off when big movies opened. I was so glad to take off the opening Friday of Pale Rider. Every viewing since has confirmed my decision. Thank you Mr. Eastwood from one of your biggest fans Rod
  • If you like "The Crow"....

    By Arcane Cowboy
    You'll love this movie. As everyone else points, out: Clint at his best, solid Western storyline. The supernatural element is so subtle most people miss, and will likely argue that it isn't there. Watch it. Great fun.
  • Okay

    By goodfellasgodfathersopranosreservoir dogs
    This is an okay movie but i would not advise it to people who have a thing for aktion and all that get Unforgiven that is a better movie by a long shot dont waste your time with this
  • Normal Western, minus . . .

    By Dan Scrum
    This is a fine western, but not incredible, as some have said. Most of the plot lines are obvious to anyone who has seen a handful of westerns, and a certain element of Eastwood's character, The Preacher, takes all the suspense out of the final shoot out (to say more would be a spoiler) . I rented this, expecting a great film. Instead, I got a passable western. Only rent if you can't get some of his other work, like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," or "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
  • pale rider

    By indy007
    what? clint as a preacher not enough action
  • It just doesn't get much better than this

    By cogitoergomac
    A grizzled Clint--"squint, squint, squint like Clint"--reprising another, more earthly version of his avenging and vengeful angel role, is about as guilty a pleasure as one could ask for in a Western. Michael Moriarty is surprisingly good in his role as the hapless gold-panner-become-family-man. Richard Dysart is quite good as the mean-spirited town boss. Well-paced, with the occasional light touch. There is, in fact, "nothing quite like a good piece of hickory." The rental in HD is nice, but the film transfer video quality is such that you do not miss much if you choose to buy it.